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Wissam was a Manager in the Human Capital service line
Duration with Deloitte
I worked with Deloitte more than 5 years, from March 2007 till July 2012.
I joined as a Consultant and left as a Manager in the Human Capital service line.
I was based in Jordan from March 2007 until March 2011 then transferred to Abu Dhabi office.
What have you achieved since you left Deloitte?
I currently hold the position of Consultant at The Executive Council, Government of Dubai.
Are you still in contact with any of your previous colleagues at Deloitte?
Yes, only few of them but unfortunately we do not meet up often.
What is your best memory of working at Deloitte? Please provide us with a brief description.
The moment I received the promotion letter to be a manager. I was at the client’s site in Sharjah and couldn’t hide my happiness!
What do you miss most about Deloitte, if any?
I miss having the morning cigarette with colleagues who were my friends.
What one thing do you not miss about Deloitte?
Living out of a suitcase (the frequent travel).
What is the most important thing you learned from your work at Deloitte?
Managing client’s expectations from the beginning is the key for a project’s success.
What advantage does your experience at Deloitte provide you compared to your colleagues/connections now?
I am able to use the consulting magic to avoid answering tough questions if I don’t know the answers!
If you could give one piece of advice to current Deloitte employee, what would it be?
Being a consultant doesn’t necessarily mean you should know everything. Yet, try to have excellent relationship with your clients, because most of the time they will provide you with what you need to put in your report.